• Kaisern Chen

The Bangkok Railway Station before dawn

Updated: Apr 25

The hour before the train station resume its busy schedule.


When one of my favorite locations, the Bangkok Railway Station, was reduced to black and white.



The quiet moment at the train station before dawn, December 2020 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Steaming engine in preparation at the hour before daybreak, December 5, 2020 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summicron-M 35/2 ASPH

a train inspector with a torch checking the readiness of the train, December 2020 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summicron-M 35/2 ASPH

a janitor cleaning the window of the over-night train just arrived the Bangkok Railway Station before dawn, December 2020 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

A train station runs seemingly perpetually, not because the passengers come and go but because those people in each post are taking shifts to keep it running.



Night-shift Janitor at work at the Bangkok Railway Station before dawn, Bangkok, Thailand December 2020 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summicron-M 35/2 ASPH

Remote conversation at the Platform 8 at the Bangkok Railway Station before dawn, December 12, 2020 Leica M10 Monochrom + Apo-Summicron-M 90/2 ASPH

The project started during the pandemic continues to build up! It makes sense to shoot at the busy station at its quietest, and social distancing easy to manage.


Shalika Chitkosolsuk, at the end of the Platform 8, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand April 23, 2021 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Shalika Chitkosolsuk, at the end of the Platform 8, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand April 23, 2021 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH

Shalika Chitkosolsuk, Bangkok Railway Station, Thailand April 23, 2021 Leica M10 Monochrom + Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH